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Should You Upgrade to QuickBooks 2016?
March 11, 2016 at 4:02 pm

Question: Is it time to upgrade to QuickBooks Premier 2016? Answer: QuickBooks Premier 2016 was released in November 2015. Every year when software comes out, it takes time for the bugs to get worked out, and Premier 2016 is no exception. It's wise to wait a few months after the initial release to upgrade. My…

Supernova Success Equals Organizational Skills
March 10, 2016 at 6:31 pm

Time to spill a few more sales secrets, kids! And these secrets are organizational in nature … This past week, I once again sat down with a multi-million-dollar producer and interviewed her, trying to uncover attributes, work habits and her secrets of success. Just call me Bernstein from The Washington Post. Wait, maybe I should…

What's the Deal with Genderless Clothing?
March 9, 2016 at 3:52 pm

Last week, Zara launched the brand's new genderless clothing line. The collection, called "Ungendered," features 10 unisex pieces, like denim, shorts, sweatshirts, sweatpants and tanks. Launched under the TRF line, the online storefront features both male and female models wearing the same basic clothing pieces. Zara, however, is not the first brand to launch a genderless clothing line.…

Shooting at the Wrong Basket
March 8, 2016 at 3:42 pm

When I was 12 or 13, I was on the basketball team. My school was small, so everyone made the team. Somehow I was still third string. When…

11 Keys to Great Success in Life and Business: Key 11: Know Your 'Big Why'
March 7, 2016 at 6:57 pm

Most industry folks want to focus on the “how.” How do I sell more? How can I make more money? How? I believe with all my heart that “how” doesn’t matter until you know “why.” The truth is that most folks reading this already know “how” to double their sales and incomes. The reason they…

6 Things Clients Are Buying
March 2, 2016 at 6:08 pm

Clients and prospects still are buying. Your customers still need you and still want to buy from you. What your customers want to buy is a more efficient, more profitable, more exciting company. They want to buy a better brand. They want to buy the ability to be the first choice among shoppers looking for the services…

Who Are You Wearing?
March 2, 2016 at 3:04 pm

Never ask a woman her age, her weight or, apparently, which designer she’s wearing on the red carpet. Well, OK, you can ask about the last one—but you better have a darn good follow-up question. At least according to the #AskHerMore movement. But maybe there’s a simple way around this issue: Branding. Logo placement. Imprinting...

Promoting Higher Education
March 1, 2016 at 4:21 pm

College was an exciting time in my life. For me, a kid from suburban Central Pennsylvania, it was a time when I moved to an exciting city, made new friends from all over the country (and the world)…

Converting Accounting Software to Quickbooks
February 26, 2016 at 6:53 pm

Question: What is involved in converting from my current accounting software to QuickBooks? Answer: Converting from other ad specialty systems, such as ASI ProfitMaker, OrderMaster, AIA or Proforma, involves planning and attention to detail, and it is a routine procedure. QuickBooks is user-friendly, which has something to do with it being the No. 1 accounting…

Show and Tell: Kid Me Versus Adult Me
February 25, 2016 at 5:14 pm

In the second grade, I brought an owl pellet to school for show and tell. I vaguely remember a combination of laughter and complete disgust amongst my fellow classmates after explaining why I decided to jam a mass of regurgitated bird parts into my backpack to show everyone at school. (The reason is because I loved owls—some would say a…